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Sub commander relieved of duty after woman alleges he faked death to end affair (CO for a Week)
The Day ^ | 8/12/2012 | Karen Florin and Jennifer McDermott

Posted on 08/13/2012 3:48:35 PM PDT by castlegreyskull

Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II, who has been accused of having an affair with a 23-year-old Chesapeake, Va., woman and faking his death as a means of ending it, has been relieved of his duties as the commanding officer of the USS Pittsburgh, just one week after he was put in command.

The woman said she met Ward, 43, on a dating website in October. She said Ward, who is married with children, told her her he was separated and that he worked in "special ops." She said he got her pregnant then, in an effort to end the relationship, faked his death in an email communication in July.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: adultery; submarine; usnavy
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This might have set a record for the fastest Commanding Officer to lose command.
1 posted on 08/13/2012 3:48:44 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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Just wondering, does it really count as “faking your death” in an email?


2 posted on 08/13/2012 3:51:04 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: castlegreyskull

Come on. We’ve all done it...


3 posted on 08/13/2012 3:52:28 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: castlegreyskull

Folks, look, things are tough all over.
But the country is on the precipice of disaster, and we need FR more now than ever.
As Conservatives, we pay for what we use. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a monthly, just $5 a month would go so far.
C’mon now, if some han-n-egger from the neighborhood like me can be a monthly, you can do $5 a month.
It only takes a second, and it’s a bargain at twice the price!


4 posted on 08/13/2012 3:52:55 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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Posted here:Sub CO Fired One Week After Taking Command (Faked Death to Get Rid of Mistress)
5 posted on 08/13/2012 3:53:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Hi - Sorry to send you this email but I have died. Please do not respond to this email as I can not read it.

faked his death in an email communication in July.

6 posted on 08/13/2012 3:55:01 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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Not the kind of guy you want in charge of a submarine. Or any other command post.


7 posted on 08/13/2012 3:57:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Just wondering, does it really count as “faking your death” in an email?

Could be worse, he could have lulz'ed it:

Deer l8dy I'm duin on teh side:

I'm dead!!!!111!!eleven!!1 :( sry k bai

ps: u r not invite to funrl

8 posted on 08/13/2012 3:58:27 PM PDT by verum ago (A good physical therapist is half friend, half sadist.)
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Thanks for showing me this. I did a quick search, but I guess I wasn’t thorough enough. I looked up Pittsburgh and Ward.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 4:12:17 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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What a liar, special forces, fake name, faking death and then appearing in the papers as you take on command! Incredible arrogance and stupidity. 7 days is the shortest command I’ve ever heard of.

The real way to eliminate these incidents is forced separation with no retirement or reduction to next inferior pay grade if already at 20+ years. We can’t keep handing out the golden parachute and expect these clowns to change their ways.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT by moonshot925
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He could have survived this if he had only claimed he was “gay”.


11 posted on 08/13/2012 4:16:49 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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From the article--> The woman said that on July 9, she drove with her family members to Ward's house in Burke, Va., to pay her respects and learned from the new owner that Ward was alive and had moved to Connecticut to take command of a submarine. She said she became ill, was hospitalized, and learned she was pregnant. She said she has since lost the baby.

Sad all over.

12 posted on 08/13/2012 4:17:28 PM PDT by cicero2k
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Hahahaha!


14 posted on 08/13/2012 4:23:03 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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He may not get an honorable discharge. If he doesnt get that, I dont think he gets the majority of the Veteran benefits.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 4:23:53 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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If he faked his death before he found out he was supposedly a father, this is just a case of conduct unbecoming...

Rather creative break-up.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 4:30:35 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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This might have set a record for the fastest Commanding Officer to lose command.

Close but no cigar. I knew a guy who took command of a boomer off-crew and two days later had a nervous breakdown from the stress.

17 posted on 08/13/2012 4:32:17 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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Seems like the commie rats have a possible new Presidential candidate!


18 posted on 08/13/2012 4:34:59 PM PDT by texson66 (In the words of Kent Brockman, "As for myself, I welcome our new commie overlords...")
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Michael P. Ward II . . . told her her he was separated and that he worked in "special ops." She said he got her pregnant then, in an effort to end the relationship, faked his death in an email communication in July.

Separated? A lie.

Special Ops? Another lie.

Dead? A third lie.

"Forsaking all others" in his wedding vows? Yep. One more lie.

Name: Michael P. Ward II. The truth. Oops.

If he had simply lied about everything, like Clinton and Obama do, he wouldn't have had to die, lose his job, lose his wife, and lose the kids. If you're going to be a lying pig, go whole hog. Better yet, maybe this guy could have shown the same integrity in his personal life that I hope he demanded of his subordinates in his professional life.

19 posted on 08/13/2012 4:44:45 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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Wow. And he really thought it would not catch up with him? Classic.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 4:54:03 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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